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It will still be faster than charging 1 battery at a time I'm thinking.
Yeah, it will. Just mentioning the limitation so you can maybe find something that will work even better for your needs. Maybe using 2 2x200w chargers or at least 2x150w if you can't find a 4x150w+.
 
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Yeah, it will. Just mentioning the limitation so you can maybe find something that will work even better for your needs. Maybe using 2 2x200w chargers or at least 2x150w if you can't find a 4x150w+.
I will be looking for a 4x400w if there is such a thing. Never fast charged lipo b4. Not sure how it effects the batteries or the possibility of increased dangers. Money isn't an object here, just reliable quality.
 

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Money no object? Fast charge for four big 6S...

Get 2 of these- https://www.skyrc.com/Charger/PC1260_CHARGER

That's about as much power as you are going to get in one box without having to have a separate charger and power supply.

Two Icharger Duo can easily make more power- but would require two massive power supplies as well.
Actually, might be better of with 2 of the D400's, 2x20A/2x200W:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/skyrc-u...-charger-discharger-power-supply-us-plug.html

Unless he has a need to go beyond 7S.
 

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Specs on that is 200w x2 max, 10amp per channel which I would assume was on the optional 18v DC input.

The AC option is likely quite a bit lower as the built in power supply is only 15v 10 amp max.

Probably a fine charger for most people- but this guy wants a power house. Doing a single 6S on 2-3c takes power, asking to do multiple is a lot more.

What I posted is supposedly 630w x2 max 12amp per channel, on AC.
 

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I thought it said 2x20A 2x200W on AC.

Note: The charging power in AC mode is 400W totally for Channel 1 and Channel 2.

It says the max power output for the DC Out is 150W/10A.
Charge Current: (0.1A-20.0A) x2
Charge Wattage: 400W
Discharge Current: (0.1A-5.0A) x2

The wording of some of that stuff is confusing... you may be right.
 
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I was just looking at the top where it says- "With a maximum 20A charge current and 400W charge power "

You are correct down below it says 20a x2, but I think that is an error- so I went to the manufacturers page-

https://www.skyrc.com/Charger/D400_Charger

The specs only say-

Charge Circuit Power 400W

Charger Current Range 0.1-20A

If that thing could do 20a x2 at that price it should be a LOT more popular.
 

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Really, this is probably one of the better options to charge 4 6S at a good rate for $500.
2 of these chargers- https://www.smc-racing.net/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=529
with this power supply- https://www.progressiverc.com/chargery-s1500-power-supply.html
olds97_lss: I changed the PSU from what you mentioned to the larger one
Then you don't have so much $ in one basket. If a charger dies, it's not so much to replace. PSU is pricey... can probably find 2 of something to get enough watts/amps to break that up as well.
 

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Agreed- I was just trying to keep price down. The larger PSU would be beneficial just gets costly quickly.
 

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I was just looking at the top where it says- "With a maximum 20A charge current and 400W charge power "

You are correct down below it says 20a x2, but I think that is an error- so I went to the manufacturers page-

https://www.skyrc.com/Charger/D400_Charger

The specs only say-

Charge Circuit Power 400W

Charger Current Range 0.1-20A

If that thing could do 20a x2 at that price it should be a LOT more popular.
It’s a good charger. Very heavy and well made. Will do up to 300watts on channel one and 400 total when both channels are used ac. I like mine.
 
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This looks like a powerhouse for the money- considering the 15% off coupon and practically free shipping.

https://www.banggood.com/ISDT-SP306...-1408879.html?rmmds=category&cur_warehouse=CN

Would be less than $230 to my door and hits all the specs. I'd have to run it off my 240v in my garage- so 'bench' only, not field.

Pretty silly really how much time is involved in researching all the options and details when wanting to go big power- there is SOO much advertised big wattage #'s on stuff- but the need to pay attention to amps per channel, total amp draw, and how it all changes with the voltage available. Gets messy pretty quick.

Even on that unit-

Model: SP3060

Input: 100V-240V /50-60Hz/12A

Output:DC 20-30V/60A

Max Output Power:

1800W(150-240V AC Input)

720W(100-150V AC Input)
 
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This looks like a powerhouse for the money- considering the 15% off coupon and practically free shipping.

https://www.banggood.com/ISDT-SP306...-1408879.html?rmmds=category&cur_warehouse=CN

Would be less than $230 to my door and hits all the specs. I'd have to run it off my 240v in my garage- so 'bench' only, not field.

Pretty silly really how much time is involved in researching all the options and details when wanting to go big power- there is SOO much advertised big wattage #'s on stuff- but the need to pay attention to amps per channel, total amp draw, and how it all changes with the voltage available. Gets messy pretty quick.

Even on that unit-

Model: SP3060

Input: 100V-240V /50-60Hz/12A

Output:DC 20-30V/60A

Max Output Power:

1800W(150-240V AC Input)

720W(100-150V AC Input)
Purchasing.... Bad boy ps! Thank you for the link. Just ordered 5 more 6s packs.
 

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This looks like a powerhouse for the money- considering the 15% off coupon and practically free shipping.

https://www.banggood.com/ISDT-SP306...-1408879.html?rmmds=category&cur_warehouse=CN

Would be less than $230 to my door and hits all the specs. I'd have to run it off my 240v in my garage- so 'bench' only, not field.

Pretty silly really how much time is involved in researching all the options and details when wanting to go big power- there is SOO much advertised big wattage #'s on stuff- but the need to pay attention to amps per channel, total amp draw, and how it all changes with the voltage available. Gets messy pretty quick.

Even on that unit-

Model: SP3060

Input: 100V-240V /50-60Hz/12A

Output:DC 20-30V/60A

Max Output Power:

1800W(150-240V AC Input)

720W(100-150V AC Input)
Yeah, without 220AC available, kind of not worth it.
 

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Purchasing.... Bad boy ps! Thank you for the link. Just ordered 5 more 6s packs.
Did you use the available 15% off code?


Yeah, without 220AC available, kind of not worth it.

Correct- like any of these things attention to specs can make or break performance.

Some high rated chargers are not really high rates without supporting power. This power supply is not high rate without it's own ample supply of power.

That being said- it is also the first supply I have seen that gives high voltage AND high amp. Notice as example the 1200 watt supplies readily available- but at 50amp, or the 1500 at 60amp, but $280 + shipping.

For $230 shipped with coupon- if you can throw 240v at it, 1800 @ 60amp can power more than anything else I have seen so far- and not a bad price.

Most houses already have a 240v outlet for a dryer. Easy enough to make an adapter extension cord. I used to do it for a big Miller welder at an old house.
 
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Did you use the available 15% off code?

No I don't think I did.



Correct- like any of these things attention to specs can make or break performance.

Some high rated chargers are not really high rates without supporting power. This power supply is not high rate without it's own ample supply of power.

That being said- it is also the first supply I have seen that gives high voltage AND high amp. Notice as example the 1200 watt supplies readily available- but at 50amp, or the 1500 at 60amp, but $280 + shipping.

For $230 shipped with coupon- if you can throw 240v at it, 1800 @ 60amp can power more than anything else I have seen so far- and not a bad price.

Most houses already have a 240v outlet for a dryer. Easy enough to make an adapter extension cord. I used to do it for a big Miller welder at an old house.
 

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